Nitrogen footprint calculator for Germany

  • Tools to calculate personal footprints can help assess and communicate the impact of lifestyle and consumption choices to individuals. In comparison to carbon footprints however, nitrogen footprints are less well-known to the public. A Nitrogen footprint Calculator has previously existed for Germany based on the work of Leach et al. (2012).


  • With the help of this online tool, the user could estimate their consumption for different categories and see how that
    relates to nitrogen losses. However while the sectors housing, transportation and goods and services were adapted to German
    conditions, the food sector was broadly based on US values.